The Intensive Care Unit (ICU)


Opelousas General Health Systems’ 16-bed intensive care unit (ICU) provides care for critically ill or injured patients needing close monitoring or intense treatment due to surgery, an accident or a medical condition. Conditions we treat may include:
  • Complex injuries due to accidents
  • Heart conditions, such as heart attacks, arrhythmias, heart failure, high blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Complex surgeries
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Infections, such as sepsis
Our team includes professionals from a various disciplines, highly skilled in emergency and critical care, including:
  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social worker
  • Administrative support staff
  • Case managers
  • Dieticians
  • Speech Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
Patients and their families complete the team, participating in discussions about treatment goals, options and plans. Our focus is on comprehensive, patient-focused care, combined with a compassionate, personal approach.
 

Comprehensive Care Through Advanced Technology

Innovative treatments, state-of-the-art technology and teamwork are the standards for care patients can expect. Central monitoring allows staff to closely track all patient activity from one location. Physicians are able to access the same information by computer, enabling them to monitor patients even when they are away from the unit.

As a patient’s condition improves, our Progressive Care unit is the next level in our comprehensive continuum of care. Progressive care patients need additional monitoring and care than patients on the general medical unit, but their conditions don’t require the level of care and monitoring of intensive care patients. Typical patients are those who have undergone heart-related procedures in our cath lab or need close monitoring due to other medical procedures.

Visiting Hours

6:00 AM – 6:30 AM
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Contact Information

539 E. Prudhomme St.
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
Telephone: 337-948-3011, ext. 5260